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UTC announces new dean of College of Arts and Sciences

New dean of the College of Arts and Sciences starts July 1.

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Taking learning from hands-on to online

Setting up laboratory experiments to be shown online can be tough for organic chemistry courses but, in some ways, Dominique Belanger considers herself lucky. “I’m glad that I don’t have to learn how to teach sculpture online,” she said, laughing. Belanger is in charge of the organic chemistry program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, so it’s her responsibility to arrange lab work for students taking the courses.

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For Anderson, stuttering is a way of life, not a barrier

Mallory Anderson essay: https://bit.ly/37TEMM1 National Stuttering Association: https://westutter.org/ Mallory Anderson was standing in line at a coffee shop, placing her order. Or trying to. Public tasks like ordering food make her nervous, causing her stutter to kick in more often. It did so at the coffee shop. As she struggled to get the words out, a guy in line behind had a suggestion: “If you can’t order, then move.” Insert disgust

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Local middle school students ‘Gear Up’ for college chemistry

From experimenting with elephant toothpaste to measuring the width of a single piece of hair, 24 Orchard Knob Middle School seventh-graders got a taste for science and a glimpse of college during their recent visit to UTC.

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Research will see if combustion residue sticks to silicone bracelets and rings

The silicone bracelet on your wrist might be more than just a statement of personal style. A study now taking place at UTC is analyzing various wristbands, rings and other items with silicone in them, trying to detect certain organic chemicals that are left behind when any form of combustion takes place, including fireworks, welding, starting a fire or firing a gun. “As anyone who has ever shot a

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